WeWork has acquired 21 startups in the last four years, from a college messaging service to a real estate investing app. Here's everything WeWork has bought.

Business Insider Finance 1 month ago

Embattled coworking startup WeWork has been on something of a shopping spree.

Before delaying its IPO and finding itself in the middle of a potential boardroom coup, the young startup was snapping up a wide variety of startups. According to Pitchbook data, WeWork has acquired 21 companies since 2015.

The details of many of those deals were never made public — but we know that WeWork paid about $40 million for Flatiron School, an online coding school, and that it made what's likely its biggest deal ever when it spent $500 million for a Singapore-based coworking startup called Spacemob.

Many, if not most, of those startups have fit squarely within WeWork's core coworking business. All told, WeWork has acquired multiple office management startups, ranging from construction software and architecture design firms, to marketing tools and messaging services.

But some acquisitions don't fit as nicely, including WeWork's 2016 purchase of a large stake in a Spanish company that makes wave pools. WeWork's cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann, who is now under scrutiny for potential misuse of company funds and questionable investing practices, is an avid surfer.

According to Pitchbook and LinkedIn, many founders whose companies were acquired did not stay on to work for Neumann at WeWork, which Business Insider recently reported had a "cultish" culture that did not favor outsiders.

WeWork did not return Business Insider's request for comment.

Here are the 21 startups WeWork has acquired since 2015, according to Pitchbook data.

Case

Case
Case founder David Fano

Welkio

Welkio
Welkio

FieldLens

FieldLens
Fieldlens

Spacemob

Spacemob
WeWork

Unomy

Unomy
Unomy

Flatiron School

Flatiron School
WeWork

Wavegarden

Wavegarden
Getty

Meetup

Meetup
Meetup

Conductor

Conductor
Twitter

LTB

LTB
LinkedIn

Naked Hub

Naked Hub
WeWork

MissionU

MissionU
MissionU founder Adam Braun

Designation Labs

Designation Labs
LinkedIn

Teem

Teem
WeWork

Euclid Analytics

Euclid Analytics
Euclid Analytics

Managed by Q

Managed by Q
Managed By Q

Islands Media

Islands Media
AppAdvice

Prolific Interactive

Prolific Interactive
LinkedIn

Waltz

Waltz
Waltz

SpaceIQ

SpaceIQ
SpaceIQ

Spacious

Spacious
Hollis Johnson

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